Soil Nutrition

N95 masks donated by Herbruck’s Poultry Farm in Michigan

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch Inc. of Saranac, Michigan, is donating masks during the coronavirus pandemic. The company made the following posting on its Facebook page. "Our front-line medical workers are putting their lives on the line... more »

Plant and soil service labs open during COVID-19 shutdowns

Michigan State University’s Plant & Pest Diagnostics and Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory are still open for business during Michigan’s “Stay Home & Stay Safe” executive order with modified operations. Effective March 25, 2020, both Plant & Pest Diagnostics... more »

George Bird to receive 2020 CANR Distinguished Faculty Award at ANR Week

George W. Bird, Ph.D., will receive the 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Distinguished Faculty Award during ANR Week on March 6. The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes faculty members... more »

Nachurs Alpine Solutions gets patents for potassium acetate technology

Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS), a division of Wilbur-Ellis, announced Feb. 18 that it has received two patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its potassium acetate technology. This technology is a method... more »

Semios gets $75M in funding to expand large IoT network in agriculture

Semios, a precision farming platform for permanent crops, has raised $75 million U.S. in private equity funding to advance the development of its data-driven crop management solution. The financing was led by Morningside Group, a... more »

$1.3M will support protection of New York’s natural resources, help farmers

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced Jan. 21 the availability of $1.3 million for two programs to assist New York farmers to increase environmental protections on farms across the state. Funds... more »

$1.5M set for nutrient management projects, including for cherry, in California

The California Department of Food and Agriculture Fertilizer Research and Education Program announced more than $1.5 million in grant funds are being awarded to agricultural organizations and universities as a result of the Fertilizer Research... more »

Long-term study will offer more data on cover crop benefits

The popularity of cover crops has reemerged in recent years with farmers looking to a variety of grasses, brassicas and legumes to improve soil health. Cover crops can also improve water holding capacity, reduce erosion... more »


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